Tennessee Law and Legislation

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== Acts of Tennessee  ==
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Since its territorial days, the Tennessee state legislature has passed acts affecting the lives of individual citizens. The acts may include such things as divorces, legitimizing children, compensation for government service,and road and ferry authorization. [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] has a [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/misc/actsintro.htm online index to names found in the acts for the years 1796-1850.] [http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/mailacts.htm Copies of acts can be ordered] through their website.
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In 1940, the W.P.A. published a ''Check List of Acts and Codes of the State of Tennessee, 1792-1939''. This survey is available at the Family History Library: [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=153166 FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 A1 no. 12].
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'''Digitized Tennessee Act Books'''
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*''[http://books.google.com/books?id=tcQ4AAAAIAAJ Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1836]''. Nashville: S. Nye and Co., 1836.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes15unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1838].''  Nashville:  S. Nye and Co., 1838.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes25unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1839-1840].'' Nashville: J. Geo. Harris, 1840.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes06unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1841-1842]''. Murfreesboro: D. Cameron & Co., 1842.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes18unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1846].'' Knoxville:  James C. Moses, Register Office, 1846.
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes00unkngoog ''Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1847-1848'']. Jackson: Printed by Gates and Parker, 1848. 
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes09unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1850].'' Nashville:  McKennie and Watterson, 1850.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes08unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1851-1852]''. Nashville: Bang & McKennie, 1852.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes19unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1853-1854]''. Nashville: McKennie & Brown, 1854.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes17unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1855-1856]''. Nashville: G.C. Torbett and Company, 1856.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/publicactsstate01unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1857-1858]''. Nashville: G.C. Torbett and Company, 1858.
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes02unkngoog ''Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1858'']. Nashville: G.C. Torbett and Company, 1858. 
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes14unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1859-1860]''. Nashville: Eastman & Co., 1860.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes05unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1861].'' Nashville: J.G. Griffith and Co, 1861.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/publicactsstate00unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1861]''. Nashville: Eastman & Co., 1861.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/publicactsstate00tenngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1861-1862]''. Nashville: Griffith, Camp & Co., 1862.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes03unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1865]''. Nashville: S.C. Mercer, 1865.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes26unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1865-1866.]'' Nashville: S.C. Mercer, 1866.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes33unkngoog Acts and Resolutions of the State of Tennessee, July 1866]''. Nashville: S.C. Mercer, 1866.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes07unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1866-1867].'' Nashville: S.C. Mercer, 1866.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes32tenngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1867-1868]''. Nashville: S.C. Mercer, 1868.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes35unkngoog Acts and Resolutions of the State of Tennessee, Extra Session, 1868]''. Nashville: S.C. Mercer, 1868.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes11unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1868-1869]''. Nashville: S.C. Mercer, 1869.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes21unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1869-1870]''. Nashville: Jones, Purvis & Co., 1870.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes23unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1870-1871]''. Nashville: Jones, Purvis & Co., 1871.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes16unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1871]''. Nashville: Jones, Purvis & Co., 1871.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes12unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1873]''. Nashville: Jones, Purvis & Co., 1873.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes20unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1875]''. Nashville: Tavel, Eastman & Howell, 1875.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes32unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1877]''. Nashville: Tavel, Eastman & Howell, 1877.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes27unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1879]''. Nashville: Tavel, Eastman & Howell, 1880.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes22unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1881]''. Nashville: Tavel & Howell, 1881.
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes01unkngoog ''Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1882'']. Nashville: Albert B. Tavel, 1882.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes28unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1885].'' Nashville: Albert B. Tavel, 1885.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes34unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, Extraordinary Session, 1885]''. Nashville: Marshall & Bruce, 1885.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes31unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1887]''. Nashville: Marshall & Bruce, 1887.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes04unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1889]''. Nashville: Marshall & Bruce, 1889.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes13unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1891]''. Nashville: Albert B. Tavel, 1891.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes29unkngoog Acts and Resolutions of the State of Tennessee, 1897]''. Nashville: Franc. M. Paul, 1897.
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*''[http://books.google.com/books?id=3bo4AAAAIAAJ Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1898]''. Nashville: Marshall & Bruce Co., 1898.
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*''[http://books.google.com/books?id=FfQxAAAAIAAJ Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1901]''. Nashville: Brandon Printing Company, 1901.
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/actsstatetennes24unkngoog Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1905]''. Nashville: Brandon Printing Company, 1905.
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*''[http://books.google.com/books?id=sqw4AAAAIAAJ Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1909]''. Nashville: McQuiddy Printing Company, 1909.
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/publicactsstate02unkngoog ''Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1911'']. Nashville: McQuiddy Printing Company, 1911.
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/publicactsstate01tenngoog#page/n6/mode/1up ''Acts of the State of Tennessee, 1913'']. Nashville: McQuiddy Printing Company, 1913. [Mislabeled 1911 at Internet Archive.]

Revision as of 20:50, 6 August 2010

Acts of Tennessee

Since its territorial days, the Tennessee state legislature has passed acts affecting the lives of individual citizens. The acts may include such things as divorces, legitimizing children, compensation for government service,and road and ferry authorization. TSLA has a online index to names found in the acts for the years 1796-1850. Copies of acts can be ordered through their website.

In 1940, the W.P.A. published a Check List of Acts and Codes of the State of Tennessee, 1792-1939. This survey is available at the Family History Library: FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 A1 no. 12.

Digitized Tennessee Act Books